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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs thanks New Yorker for his interest in national security.
Typed Letter Signed: "Arthur Radford" as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1p, 7x8. Washington, D.C., 1955 May 9. To George McCullough, New York. In full: "I appreciate very much your letter of May 4th. It is always gratifying for me to receive letters such as yours from citizens with an interest in the security affairs of this nation. Again, thank you for making your thoughts available." Arthur W. Radford (1896-1973) served as Commander of Carrier Division Eleven (July to December 1943) and Carrier Division Six, U.S. Pacific Fleet (November 1944 to August 1945). He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star and Companion of the Order of the Bath by Great Britain. Radford was promoted to Rear Admiral (temporary) on July 21, 1943 (made permanent on August 7, 1947), Vice Admiral (temporary) on May 25, 1946 and Four-Star Admiral on April 7, 1949. From 1953-1957, he served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Lightly creased at blank right margin. Fine condition.

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Born: February 27, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: August 17, 1973 in Bethesda, Maryland

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